John O’Connor has been awarded the Celia and Wally Gilbert Artist-in-Residence Award for artists, composers, writers, and designers at the Center for Humanities and History of Modern Biology at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL).
“Initiated with a gift by famed Nobel Prize laureate Wally Gilbert and his wife, poet and artist Celia, the annual Award enable[s] exceptionally creative individuals to stay on CSHL’s idyllic campus, explore the scientific process and interact with international scientific staff and visitors. Gilbert Residents may arrive with projects already in mind or come seeking inspiration for new ideas. Full access will be granted to CSHL’s archives invaluable resources, including historical papers, correspondence, photographs, and rare books in anthropology, experimental biology, eugenics, embryology, plant and animal genetics and related disciplines. The 117 acre CSHL campus is a registered botanical garden which features outdoor sculptures. Many of the buildings are on the National Register of Historic Places and the interiors feature original artwork.”